Did you know that backaches are second only to headaches? And that 80% of the world’s population will suffer at least two spinal pain crises during every person’s lifetime? That’s true. These data are from the WHO (World Health Organization).
Who has never had a back pain? And according to Dr. Mauricio Calais, Orthopedist and Spine Surgeon, many complaints of spine pain are related to sedentary lifestyle, poor posture, eating habits, smoking, alcoholism and professional activities. But we can also find pains related to sports practice and inadequately performed physical activities, from hereditary causes, and even genetic factors.
Lumbar pain comes first, followed by neck pain. And these can be accompanied by pains radiated to various points and segments of the body. We have to listen to our body and seek a specialist soon. Do not let the pain get worse.
Another important point that is sure to affect many people is the constant use of Smartphones. "Today we spent a lot of time connected to these devices.
Unfortunately, the position we use to read the screen ends up forcing the spine leaving it in a position of flexion and anterior projection, initially causing muscle pain, and that can lead to degeneration of the joints in the future,” explains Dr. Calais. (Read more about it in the article “The Weight of the Smartphone”).
Practicing physical activity and having a good muscular conditioning are essential for the protection of the osteo-articular structure. But, pay attention: improperly practiced sports can cause pain. The correct thing is to make a good medical evaluation and physical therapy for static and movement analysis.Without good muscle protection, the impact and intensity of exercise can cause back pain; explains Dr. Mauricio Calais.
He also clarifies that spinal pain is only asymptom. We should always look for the cause of the annoyance. Then, see if it is possible to obtain the cure. And it is important to know that we can always relieve the pain of the spine.
Are there, for race lovers, any special preparation? A Doctor’s tips: have a cardio-respiratory evaluation, choose the right sneakers to minimize the impact, and wear appropriate clothing, so there is no unnecessary loss of essential fluids and electrolytes.
Thus, to avoid spinal pain, let’s move the body, practice sports, with the help of trained professionals, do stretching exercises, keep the “Core” strengthened, which are the gluteus, abdomen and lumbar, feed well, do not smoke and stay always attentive to the body’s signals. And no back pain!
Soon the Blog will bring more stories about “spinal colum. If you have any questions, please send them to Dr. Mauricio Calais.